There will be a change in how Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras capture images of traffic offenders – the cameras will now be positioned to capture images of vehicles from the back, said deputy transport minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

According to the report by The Sun, this change will apply to all existing AES cameras. The minister said that this technique is an international standard practice, and the authorities have captured rear shots quietly since July.

“The (idea) was mooted by the provider (of the camera system). It is the best approach because it can capture the vehicle registration number better from the back. Countries that have implemented this system include the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia,” he said.

The deputy minister said that the new approach is mainly to nab motorcyclists, which he points out are the most frequent traffic offenders and also contributors of accidents. “It is also to nab commercial vehicle drivers who use small and medium-sized vehicles for business,” Abdul Aziz added.

Currently, there are 21 AES cameras across the country, with 50 more to be installed this year according to JPJ. In June, Abdul Aziz said that 100 more AES cameras will be installed at strategic spots nationwide in 2018.